lindbergh elementary school
Canisius College and the Charles A. Lindbergh Elementary School in the Kenmore-Tonawanda UFSD have had a long-standing partnership. Dr. Rosemary Murray and Dr. Mary Shea of the Canisius College Graduate Literacy Program began the partnership, and their collaboration with the faculty at the school led to the publication of Drowning in Data: How to Collect, Organize and Document Student Performance in 2005. They continue to send grauate literacy interns to Lindbergh each year.
Dr. Julie Henry, Chair of the Education Department at Canisius College, teaches graduate and undergraduate childhood courses on-site at Lindbergh School. Canisius Students observe and assist in the classrooms as part of the requirements. Classroom teachers and the principal co-teach these courses by offering guest lectures, developing course materials and mentoring students.
In close partnership with the faculty and principal Michael Muscarella, Lindbergh has become a
In the fall of 2011 and the spring of 2012 two undergraduate students, Alayla Henry and Allison Borth participated in an undergraduate research project at Lindbergh with Dr. Henry and kindergarten teacher Debra Tybor. This research is being presented at the NAPDS conference in Las Vegas this year. Alayla and Allison were exposed to the process of intensive intervention as well as working with at-risk kindergarten students in basic letter recognition and sounds.
Over the past several years, Canisius student teachers placed at Lindbergh have been involved in developing literacy kits for the kindergarten, first grade, and special education teachers. Activities in these kits are implemented both by Canisius students and classroom teachers in group and individual settings.
In 2012 Canisius student teachers began a math lab for second grade students focusing on the new Common Core Standards for math with the assistance of Mrs. Karen Burns, a second grade teacher at Lindbergh.
In 2011, Lindbergh special education teacher Caroline Madden began teaching a course about Response to Intervention (RTI) on-site at Lindbergh for Canisius students, Canisius faculty, and Lindbergh personnel.
For more information contact Dr. Julie Henry, Professor and Chair of the Education Department at firstname.lastname@example.org.